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NCJ Number: 70036 Find in a Library
Title: Perils of Probation
Author(s): C L Erickson
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 234
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Publication Number: 1038
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is a personal account of the problems, pressures, frustrations, rewards, and personal satisfaction experienced by probation and parole officers.
Abstract: Written in a narrative style, the book is intended for judges, court administrators, police, corrections personnel, as well as probation and parole officers. Among the areas examined are the dangers of being either a novice or a veteran in the probation system and the occupational hazards, including marital stress and potentially violent clients, which often result in officer 'burn-out.' The issues of professionalism, public image, fragmentation, and duplication are discussed. A portrayal of the administrative conflicts and economic dilemmas of the bureaucracy of the probation system is presented. Case histories and anecdotes reveal the tragic and comic facets of the juvenile justice system. The art of office and departmental correspondence is satirized, and the probationer's perspective is projected.
Index Term(s): Job analysis; Job pressure; Probation or parole officers; Role perception; Work attitudes
Note: American Lecture Series. Monograph in the Bannerstone Division of American Lectures in Behavioral Science and Law
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